IN THIS SUMMARY
Whether they are actors, politicians, or business moguls, great leaders have one thing in common – presence. Laurence Olivier had presence; so did Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Jack Nicholson, Oprah Winfrey, and Mick Jagger have it, too. Individuals with a well-developed sense of presence have the power to command attention, a kind of magnetic pull that draws others to them. But presence is not limited to the handful of people who were lucky enough to be born with the perfect genetic combination that produces a charismatic personality. Indeed, the entire premise of Leadership Presence is that presence is a characteristic that anyone can develop, and that anyone who learns and practices this skill will become a more effective leader.